US Presidential Election 2024: Donald Trump vows to block Gaza refugees;  Cancel visas of ‘anti-Semitic’ students

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US Presidential Election 2024: Donald Trump vows to block Gaza refugees; Cancel visas of ‘anti-Semitic’ students – Gudstory

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Donald Trump promised during a campaign event in Iowa that, if he is re-elected president, he would implement measures to prevent immigrants expressing support for Hamas from entering the United States. reuters informed of.

“In the wake of the attacks on Israel, Americans are disgusted to see open support for terrorists among foreign nationals on college campuses,” Trump said. They are teaching hatred to your children. “Under the Trump Administration, we will revoke the student visas of radical anti-American and anti-Semitic foreigners attending our colleges and universities, and we will send them straight back home.”

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Additionally, Trump stated his intention to send law enforcement officers to pro-Hamas protests with the aim of arresting and deporting immigrants who openly support the Palestinian terrorist group.

This comes amid the Israel-Hamas war in which at least 1,300 Israelis are reported to have been killed, escalating the conflict. On the other hand, Palestinian health officials said that during the same period of conflict, Palestinian casualties caused by Israel in Gaza exceeded 2,800.

Former President Trump, who served from 2017 to 2021, has announced that if he wins a second term in the White House, he will implement measures to ban the entry of individuals who do not accept Israel’s right to exist. We do.

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Additionally, he stated his intention to cancel the visas of foreign students who hold anti-Semitic views.

Former President Trump’s previous ban on immigrants from select Muslim-majority countries faced legal challenges in lower courts, but was ultimately upheld by the US Supreme Court. However, President Biden ended this ban as soon as he took office.

During an announcement on Monday, Trump expressed his intention to impose sanctions not only on immigrants from Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen but also from any other country that poses a security threat. Additionally, Trump also read a poem comparing immigrants to dangerous snakes as part of his message, reuters informed of.

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In his pledge to make significant changes to US immigration laws, Trump said he would take steps to significantly tighten them. “If you want to dismantle the State of Israel, you are ineligible, if you support Hamas or the ideology behind Hamas, you are ineligible, and if you are a communist, Marxist or fascist, you are ineligible. “

The United States, along with several other countries, has declared Hamas a terrorist organization.

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Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden will visit Israel and Jordan. President Biden’s visit was announced by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. It comes amid a worsening humanitarian situation and rising tensions in the Gaza Strip as Israel prepares for a possible ground attack on the 141 square mile area.

(with inputs from agencies)

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Updated: October 17, 2023, 10:45 am IST


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